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simple salad + turkey time

It’s a good thing my Saturdays aren’t consumed by marathon training at the moment — because I’ve gotta dedicate about 12 hours to cooking a turkey today! :)1-photoWe’re hosting our annual Thanksgiving potluck tonight — and while it’s in the works, here’s a delicious ten-(easy!)step salad for you:cucumber_chickpea_salad_0011After 13 days of pho and spring rolls, Anthony and I were looking forward to some fresh, simple food this week. So here’s the lineup:

  1. Arugula
  2. Cherry tomatoes
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Feta
  5. Avocado
  6. Corn
  7. Cucumber
  8. Red pepper
  9. Hardboiled egg
  10. Dressing (2-3 parts lemon juice, 1 part olive oil, bit of honey)

cucumber_chickpea_salad_0008I think the lemon, cucumber, and avocado are key here. Tart, cool, and creamy!cucumber_chickpea_salad_015Enjoy!

And back to that Saturday run thing. Despite all the party prep, I did spare an hour to enjoy the outdoors today.key_bridge_dc_fall_001And now it’s T-day time.2-photo_1Catch you later!

  • Have you ever cooked a whole turkey?
  • What’s your favorite dish to bring to a potluck?
  • Tell me about your run today!


4 thoughts on “simple salad + turkey time

  1. I’ve done Thanksgiving dinner – the whole shabang – by myself for 3 years. Both sides of the family come (husband and mine) and we usually have like 17 people. It’s crowded, busy, and stressful but amazing and fun all the same.

    if I am doing a pot luck of any kind I do my homemade overstuffed apple pie (from scratch) – I really am too domestic.